Conclusion. The iconic photo of Hong Kong is a wall of skyscrapers against Victoria Peak with the city's harbor as a foreground. But on the other side of the island there are beaches and miles of forest hiking trails. Included: the frenetic nightlife of "mid-level's" bars and restaurants; and the calm waters of Repulse Bay on the quiet side of Hong Kong.
Part 1 of 2. A bastion of capitalism under the umbrella of China, a city with a stunning array of architecturally interesting skyscrapers, and a city where shopping and dining are varsity sports, Hong Kong ranks as one of the world's great cities. Included: cheap but authentic, hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurants; and Michelin-starred palaces.